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One of the best and most exciting things about the expanding passenger cruise ship industry is that I see it as a means of actually bringing the world closer together. For example, more and more passengers and ships are heading to both China and Russia, giving citizens greater opportunities to explore the world onboard a […]
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Welcomes our three newest associates.
We are proud to have these three accomplished lawyers join our construction team. The Barthet Firm continues its focus on all manner of construction representation, from dealing with construction disputes to contract review and negotiation, from the placement and enforcement of liens, to advocating client’s positions in mediation as well as before state and federal courts.
Cruise lines and the lawyers who sue them are closely watching a recent verdict against Carnival’s Holland America, which just got hit by a huge decision in a passenger personal injury lawsuit that resulted in a $21.5-million-dollar judgment. Following a lengthy and hard-fought trial, a federal jury in Seattle, Washington, awarded $21.5 million in damages […]
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There is a little known but potent tool for subcontractors and materialmen. It allows them to seek immediate payment on undisputed contract obligations due on public projects from general contractors who have already been paid.
Is prompt payment a requirement? While a general contractor may find it preferable for cash flow reasons to not pay a subcontractor or materialman immediately after receiving payment for its portion of the work from the municipality or public entity, this is neither legal nor smart. General contractors would do well to heed the rulings of Florida’s courts. They have made clear that ignoring the prompt payment statute comes with the penalty of paying accrued interest, attorney’s fees and costs. A subcontractor is entitled to various immediate remedies for rapid recovery of any undisputed contract obligations.
And it isn’t just on public jobs that subcontractors have this level of protection. Other Florida statutes provide similar guidelines for contractors performing private work. Florida Statute §713.346 states in pertinent part:
Any person who receives payment for constructing or altering permanent improvements to real property shall pay, in accordance with the contract terms, the undisputed contract obligations for labor, services or materials provided on account of such improvements.
Ever mindful of the uneven bargaining position in which most subcontractors and materialmen find themselves, the legislature sought to level the playing field. Follow the payment dollars; some of them may be yours.
Our cruise ship injury law firm expresses our condolences to the family for their loss of Royal Caribbean passenger, Bernardo Albaz, who reportedly fell from Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship last week. Mr. Albaz’s tragic death would appear to be one of the most bizarre and controversial cruise ship accidents in recent […]
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